Is it tacky to have a donation bar at a wedding?
Dear Savvy Bride,
My fiance and I are planning our wedding, and have been feeling very torn about what kind of bar to offer our guests. We will have between 120-160 guests, and our friends and family aren't the type to shy away from having a few cocktails. I want everyone to have a great time, and hope we will party into the night. That said, we can't afford an open bar. A friend suggested a donation bar. He has been to a number of weddings with a donation bar - there's a jar where people can make a donation if they wish (say throw $30 in at the beginning of the night and maybe throw tips in for the bartenders) but technically the bar is open. This seems like a good middle-ground solution to my problem, and would really help cover costs, but is this tacky?
Any advice would be appreciated!